If you though the Toyota recall was over, think again. The car manufacture announced the recall of 1.53 million vehicles in the United States and Japan on Thursday. The recall is due to break fluid and fuel pump problems, one of the issues in its past recalls.
The recalled models in the United States are:
- 2005 and 2006 Avalon
- 2004, 2005, 2006 non-hybrid Highlander
- 2004, 2005, 2006 Lexus RX3300
- 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350
Toyota has recalled more than 10 million vehicles worldwide in the past year for faulty gas pedals and floor mats that can trap accelerators, braking problems in its Prius hybrid and stalling engines.
As a car accident attorney, I’m glad that this time around Toyota caught the problem before any car accidents or injuries were reported. I suggest owners of the recalled cars talk to Toyota or their dealer immediately to fix the problem. Oftentimes, people ignore important vehicle recalls, leaving nearly one in three cars on the roads with recalled parts or problems.
Toyota said the break master cylinder will have to be fixed, because a small amount of brake fluid could leak from the brake master cylinder, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp and lead to weak breaking power.
Owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by mail of the recall and Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the brake master cylinder cup for free, according to CBS News.